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44: Winning Every Day

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in a news conference at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium

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The GOP and media keep trying to drag him down with lies, but he brushes off their slurs, holds his head high, keeps working to make life better for all, and keeps staying on top

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190 Responses to “44: Winning Every Day”


  1. June 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Winning inspired by Charlie Sheen. <3

  2. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    June 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  3. June 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    • 14 lockewasright
      June 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      This is why like buttons on FB are so nice.

    • 15 MightyPamela
      June 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      I would like to use the stronger wording, but this is EFF’ING AWESOME!! (short answer: No. He wasn’t.)

    • 16 anniebella
      June 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Sabreen60, oh how I wish McCain can see that? If American didn’t keep a promise to bring their soldiers back, McCain would still be in Vietnam.

    • 17 daisydem
      June 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      I LOVE that! Please make it go viral and also right to McLame’s office!

  4. June 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

  5. 19 No Child Left Behind
    June 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    NW, Beautiful post to brighten my afternoon. Thank you.

  6. June 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Winning inspired more by President Barack Hussein Obama! <3 <3 <3 Also I sent a tweet to Ms de Rothschild telling her we only have one president at a time. Clinton is former Pres. Clinton. Do you think Ms de Rothschild will follow me now on twitter. Bets anyone? LOL!

  7. 34 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Love that caption: “The GOP and media keep trying to drag him down with lies, but he brushes off their slurs, holds his head high, keeps working to make life better for all, and keeps staying on top.”

    Thanks NW :)

  8. June 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love my job. That is all.

  9. 41 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto · 20m
    Breaking – Afghan security official: #Bergdahl kidnapped by #Taliban after walked off base in 2009, he resisted, beaten, uniform removed

    • 42 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      What about the video of him in uniform ? I did notice that is had no name tag on it and the US Army was also missing.

      • 43 Nena20409
        June 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

        Uniform was removed by those who beat him up….the Taliban… is what this CNNer is tweeting.

  10. 44 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Another Au :star: for CarolMaeWY

    Fantastic Thread. Wow!

  11. 45 Bill R.
    June 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    • 46 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Attacks on Joe’s dead Intern fair game too ?

    • 48 Ladyhawke
      June 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Facial Hair, Patriotism and the Enemy in American History

      By Juan Cole

      ——————————-

      Media Matters for America put together a collage of Fox Cable News commentators smearing the father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as having a Taliban-like beard and maybe even being a Taliban sympathizer. Thanks to MM4A for the Laura Ingram clip in which she says that if he weren’t so light-skinned he could be a terrorist. You always knew that American racists, frustrated by the Civil Rights movement and unable so easily to use racial slurs in public, had adopted ‘terrorist’ as a dog whistle. But to have it so explicitly stated!
      .
      .
      The Fox love for the “Duck Dynasty” in contrast to the Bergdahl beard was first pointed out by the wittiest man in America, Jon Stewart, on The Daily Show.

      ———————————-

      http://www.juancole.com/2014/06/patriotism-american-history.html

  12. 50 Bill R.
    June 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    • 51 Nena20409
      June 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Chris Matthews accused Phil Donahue in 2002/2003 of being the Blame America 1st.

      Matthews is a bigot. His comments since Monday are exhibit 101. He never served in the Army, nor any of his kids. Yet he is an expert on this? Perhaps he should be called BLAME POW Sgt Bergdahl 1st crowd.

    • 53 nospin
      June 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      you damn right Bill R. That is a question that should be asked over and over again.

  13. 54 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Once the war in Afghanistan is over…..GITMO will have to close, period. That is why these righties and the Media are going bonkers, Bananas, Ape…..If I can be crude.

  14. 55 Bill R.
    June 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  15. 56 57andfemale
    June 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Pigs. Are. Flying. I am posting and retweeting Chuck Todd:

    • 57 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      We want names……give us their names…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 60 Nena20409
      June 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Yet they rushed out on Camera to spew their nonsense……Graham, Chambliss, etc.

      • 61 Anna
        June 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

        Anybody I saw out there, mainly draft dodgers, get an email from me. Graham in military BUT was state side writing wills for the men and women going off to combat, getting killed or maimed. Not impressed Lindsey.

      • 62 Layla
        June 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        I read in one of the comments on the orange site this am that Feinstein stated the POW looked undernourished not malnourished..I wish I could find a quote somewhere

        • 63 Linda
          June 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

          Is she a Doctor ? Or is she just so full of herself she thinks she can determine that by watching a video ?

          • 64 57andfemale
            June 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm

            She’s an embarrassment. We need to put up her with kind of b.s. from swing or red states. From CA, it’s no excuse (although Even Boxer can climb all over herself to be ‘outraged’ about something like ACORN).

        • 65 COS
          June 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

          Looks can be deceiving. How does she know what is going on inside of this young man’s body?

          • 66 EricFive
            June 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

            She is an asshole trying to cover her ass. Can’t admit she was wrong and PBO was right. Also trying to sound tough and manly. May also be trying to help HRC who really stepped in it yesterday.

            • 67 Lovepolitics2008
              June 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

              Helping HRC must be the real reason. Make no mistake about it, a portion of the democratic caucus are taking their orders from Bill and Hillary. Have done so from the last six years.

              • 68 hopefruit2
                June 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

                Using lies against PBO to “win” an election doesn’t work. Bill and Hillary should have learned that lesson a long, long time ago.

        • 69 Anna
          June 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

          Lose Lips Feinstein, sent her an email too.

    • 70 hopefruit2
      June 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Amazing how certain reporters love to pretend they’re on the side of the truth AFTER the truth has been revealed…

      • 71 Lovepolitics2008
        June 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        Ha good one ! It will be a sight to see them slowly walking back some of their most offensive comments WITHOUT apologizing for having jumped on the right wing bandwagon.

        Wash. Rince. Repeat.

        • 72 hopefruit2
          June 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          Yup…Exhibit A-1: Ezra Klein and the ACA.

          • 73 vcprezofan2
            June 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

            Not just reporters – for me Hillary fits into this MO too. From what I’ve seen she rarely takes a position with conviction BEFORE she checks the way the wind is blowing. Hardly a way to inspire (my) confidence.

    • 74 MightyPamela
      June 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Tee-off time was calling….

    • 75 anniebella
      June 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      It’s all politic, even with the weak knee Dems. They don’t like that the black guy went over them, the Republicans don’t like the black guy.

  16. 76 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    http://www.epi.org/blog/watch-jobs-day-time-high-indicator-rising/

    It is very likely that when the jobs numbers are released tomorrow morning, we will learn that the total number of jobs in the U.S. labor market surpassed its pre-recession peak. I predict you will see many headlines along the lines of “U.S. Employment at All-Time High.”

    It is difficult to exaggerate how not a big deal this is. Total employment is almost always rising, as the figure below shows. An all-time high of something that is almost always rising is just not that interesting.

    Furthermore, it is an utterly meaningless benchmark economically. Because the working-age population (and with it, the potential labor force) is growing all the time, we should have added millions of jobs over the last six-plus years just to hold steady. That means that when we get back to the prerecession employment level, there will still be a huge gap in the labor market. We currently have a gap in the labor market of 7.1 million jobs. When the numbers are released on Friday, that gap will likely drop to 7.0 million. We are far, far from healthy labor market conditions.

    - See more at: http://www.epi.org/blog/watch-jobs-day-time-high-indicator-rising/#sthash.V8LgN8q5.s5FuwEfD.dpuf

    • 77 japa21
      June 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      She is correct on all counts. Of course, the reach all time high mark would have been hit long ago if not for the GOP not trying to actively sabotage the economy.

    • 79 hopefruit2
      June 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      “I predict you will see many headlines along the lines of “U.S. Employment at All-Time High.”

      Nope, I don’t think we will see many such headlines. The media rarely frames economic news under this President that way – usually these positive frames are found on pro-Obama blogs and websites, and tweets from individuals who support PBO/DEMS. Meanwhile, I’m not exactly sure what this person’s point is – that we shouldn’t celebrate the HUGE economic improvement that this President has seen (while holding the GOP accountable?)

      The two things are not mutually exclusive. We CAN and SHOULD celebrate the increase in job creation, while pointing out the GOP’s malfeasance in creating more jobs/economic growth. We don’t have to be depressed or demoralized about the strides we’ve made in order to be realistic that there is room for improvement. Nena I’m not sure what your take from this piece is – but this screams “CONCERN TROLL” at me.

      She throws this out there but does not give any reasons or place the blame where it rightfully belongs. All she’s interested in is trying to pre-emptively keep people deflated about a potentially positive jobs report.

      • 80 Vicki
        June 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        Yes, hf. TROLL TROLL TROLL No news can ever be good in troll kingdom.
        If a democrat wins they say the turnout was low.
        If a repub loses they make believe they won anyway

        We can defeat this by declaring PBO a Winner in every way we can. Should be easy because it is the truth.

  17. 81 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Here are the NO votes for Sylvia Burwell.

    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Vitter (R-LA)

    • 82 57andfemale
      June 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      IL HAS to get rid of Mark Kirk!

      • June 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

        who you tellin’.

      • 84 japa21
        June 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        You and I will make sure it happens. He doesn’t stand a chance in 2016. The only way he won in 2010 was due to a strong Green Party turnout, a weak opponent in Alex and the media still putting out that he is a moderate. He has lost any right to that mantle.

        Of course, post stroke, I don’t know if he will even run. If he doesn’t, watch for Lisa Madigan.

        • 85 57andfemale
          June 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

          He is slick about a few votes that are ‘moderate’ and he’s going to try to ride that to victory. IL has to be reminded of his REAL record.

          The freeloading, little twit. I hate him.

          How old are Lisa’s children? That’s her priority. She can be Senator or Governor at any time she decides she wants to be.

  18. 86 Don
    June 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is the perfect illustration of the GOP’s effort to “get” President Obama. Like Captain Ahab, the GOP will plunge to ever dangerous depths to get Moby Dick, and they will finally go down on the ship they presently find themselves on.

  19. 88 Anna
    June 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    How refreshing it must be to foreign country leaders to communicate with an intelligent, compassionate leader of USA, President Obama, all seem to be relaxed, smiling. Then there is Dubya’s buddy, Poot, Poot, but he doesn’t count as anything, match made in heaven.

  20. 89 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Chuck Todd @chucktodd · 1h
    WH just announced that the First Lady will speak at the Maya Angelou memorial service on Sat in Winston Salem.

  21. 93 57andfemale
    June 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Chuck Hagel in a bbc interiew today:

    “You imagine if we would have waited for, taken the chance of leaks over a 30-day period. I will tell you what I know, and I made a judgment on this too, that would seriously imperil us ever getting him out,” he said.

  22. 95 kasai
    June 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Good Day Tods:-)
    Stopping by to give my “Thanks” to Nerdy Wonka..You’re a treasure to witness..your live tweets give a clear vision as if, I was actually there…..
    We love you…..(hugs) to Chips and Danny…
    Thank you…..

    • 96 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      You changed your avatar! When did that happen? Hello to beautiful kasai:)

      • 97 kasai
        June 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

        (((Hugs))) Hello DF.. I changed it when PBO went to Africa, this was one my fav. When I log on with WP, I have this one..with Twitter it shows my face..
        Hope all is well dear one:-)

        • 98 desertflower
          June 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

          Well..you made an EXCELLENT choice, if you don’t mind me saying so! Fabulous man in every way: mind, body, spirit. All is fine, though please keep my aging dog in your thoughts…love and hugs to you:)

          • 99 kasai
            June 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

            I read about your dog the other day..(silently) He has been included in my daily prayers… No doubt he lived a wonderful life having you DF..wish i could ease your pain, I can only pray for comfort and ease in the transition. I, and many others are here for you.
            Much Love

    • 100 Nerdy Wonka
      June 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Kasai.

  23. 101 JER
    June 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    • 102 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      hmmm….that must be tough for you Mark…..

      Which menu will you tweet out first ?

      • 103 hopefruit2
        June 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm

        He’s been tweeting about food all day long…first he talked about a burger joint in France…then it was lunch, then dinner…now Hollande/Putin’s late supper.

  24. 104 Ladyhawke
    June 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sens. Bernie Sanders, John McCain Announce Bipartisan Deal On Veterans Care Bill

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/05/veterans-care-bill_n_5454599.html

    • 105 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Some good ideas in there, but I would add an amendment that our Veterans must have hiring priority in the development of the stated projects!

    • 106 99ts
      June 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Until John McCain gets down on his knees and apologizes to veterans and serving members for being against their best interests – because – black President – He does not deserve to live on this planet let alone speak for Veterans care.

    • 107 vcprezofan2
      June 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Wouldn’t surprise me at all if Johnnie McC only recently got his name attached to this to divert attention from *his* lack of action re the recent veteran’s issues in his state. Now he has something to point to when next the subject comes up! I honestly see this ….. this….. ahm… ‘vet’ as a selfish, no-honour, no-account opportunist. Always irks me when media points out how ‘honourable’ he was during the 2008 elections because he corrected the little old bigot in his audience. He only did it because some had started to remark on the untrammeled hatred being spewed by GOP crowds with any pushback by the ‘leaders’.

  25. 108 JER
    June 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

  26. 109 57andfemale
    June 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    A comment I stumbled on:

    “What Republicans say will happen now: Terrorists will be emboldened to take more Americans hostage in order to secure prisoner transfers.

    Why that’s bullshiat:the US has engaged in prisoner swaps long into and before the cold war and terrorists are already well accustomed to this tactic. Additionally, everyone knows that American POWs/hostages make good collateral, no matter what you’re getting in return. That’s why North Korea does the thing it does as often as it does.

    What will really happen now: Next time an American solider gets captured, his captors will tell him that the opposition party in America will call him a traitor and a bad solider if the President tries to rescue him, and so the President won’t rescue him for fear of creating a political incident. The POW will remember Bergdahl. In time he’ll come to believe that nobody is coming for him, and that his country has left him to die because he’s politically inconvenient. He may lose hope because of this if he wouldn’t have lost hope otherwise, and will do so more quickly if he would have lost hope anyway.

    This is the legacy the un-American dickbags in the Republican Party are leaving for the men and women in Uniform that we send off to war now and in the future.”

  27. 112 GGail
    June 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    NW, thank you sooooo much for the “happy” pictures of President Obama. I truly admire that he doesn’t get bogged down in the muck, but continues to rise above it and continue on to positive conclusions.

    An attitude in life that I aspire to each day.

  28. 113 Ladyhawke
    June 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    State Department Daily Briefing – 6/05/2014

    ———————————

    Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues.

    ——————————–

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?319803-1/state-department-briefing

  29. 114 carolyn
    June 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Random thought…..Putin has to be seething that he’s excluded from the big guys at the G7! He used to strut around the G8 meetings like the banty rooster he is. A tete a tete with Francois Hollande won’t make up for being away from the Summit.

  30. 115 kasai
    June 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Yes! President Obama got it like that….. Regardless of hate..He keeps moving forward, his Faith, his family and all the love from billions around the world….(TODS) gives him all the power he needs.

    “No weapon that is formed against HIM shall prosper”

    Mr. President keep doing yo thing!

    • 116 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      I love that the Black Man leads and the White guys follow……

      • 117 kasai
        June 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        No question PBO is loved and admired globally.. reason why Media doesn’t show his foreign trips..It will crash their GOP narrative/agenda.
        Thank God for TODS..

        • 118 hopefruit2
          June 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          Notice how they released a bunch of anti-Obama polls right as PBO was concluding his fantastic presser with UK’s PM David Cameron earlier today. The timing of those polls was so glaringly transparent…it’s not enough to simply black out his coverage, they now have to post toxic GOP propaganda (AKA polls) to compete with whatever little coverage he’s getting.

          • 119 kasai
            June 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

            I know…you can always tell when PBO is winning..He gets them scrambling for anything to stick with “bogus scandals” leaving them in the dust, Media included:
            He won on everything: From Economy to ObamaCare to War on Terror, OBL, Auto Industry, Markets, Housing, Iran, ending 2 wars on and on..and is about to win with Russia…
            Fell sorry for those on the wrong side of history!

      • 121 anniebella
        June 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        That’s the problem Linda here in America, the Republicans and some Dems don’t want the black guy to lead them.

      • 123 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

        LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LINDA….ME TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! IT’S CERTAINLY ABOUT TIME!

  31. 124 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    McDaniel Staffer’s Facebook Posts Correlate With Courthouse Caper Timeline

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scott-brewster-race-come-down-to-hinds-county–2

    oops

    • 125 99ts
      June 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Seeing what the McDaniel campaign has done – without losing votes – highlights the absolute lack of investigative journalism today. Any “reporters” still standing are too busy attacking a POW to look at the reality of such people getting into political office. Frightening that the freedom of the press has truly become freedom to LIE.

  32. 127 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you much, Ms Nerdy W!

    PBO is indeed ‘Winning Every Day’ for the American people….and the world. If the U.S. could, in 2016, stumble upon one more leader with ½ his bent, his focus and his determination, the world would very definitely be put on a much stabler path for the long term.

  33. 128 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  34. 129 JER
    June 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  35. 135 JER
    June 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    • 136 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      They pretty much have shown that they can’t be trusted to keep a secret or not share a confidence until an appropriate time….so for all this talk of honor and who’s a traitor to the country….they are showing themselves for who they are. Politics over people.

  36. 137 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Indeed, indeed….when the facts and the truth are on your side….

  37. 138 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/05/1304279/-Bowe-Bergdahl-We-Don-t-Even-Care-About-Running-Their-Children-Down-in-the-Dirt-Streets

    Bowe Bergdahl witnessed a careless manslaughter in 2009. The killing of a child.

    And then that killing was covered up by the officers in his Army unit: no report to Army Inspector General, no unit prosecution, no detention or reduction in pay grade, no punishment whatsoever for the MRAP driver who crushed the child.

    Call them “wogs.” Call them “towel heads.” Talk of putting boots up their asses. Their lives don’t matter. And that after General McChrystal committed U.S. forces to defending these villagers, first priority.

    “I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.”
    – Bowe Bergdahl

    Bowe Bergdahl was raised as a devout Christian, a Calvinist, a follower of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Mary, Lord of Lords, Messiah, Wonderful. As a Christian he refused to accept hateful delusions.
    His last email to his parents made clear that his U.S. Army unit suffered a failure of leadership. This failure extended to support for an aggressive hatred of the local Afghan people.

    It is all becoming clearer now…PBO did right by this man…

  38. 141 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Interesting that this Josh Korder that’s speaking out against BB signed an agreement NOT to talk about BB…Gee, how’s THAT workin’ out??!!
    And that he (Korder) got a “less than honorable ” discharge from the Army.

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/06/02/mn-solider-speaks-out-against-freed-pow-bowe-bergdahl/

    • 142 57andfemale
      June 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      This unit was completely unhinged, under-manned, undisciplined.

      • 143 desertflower
        June 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

        Correct, and from what I’m seeing, the ONLY ONE with any morals and valor….was BB.

        • 144 57andfemale
          June 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

          A broken record, I know – but much of the documented information came from a Rolling Stone piece by Michael Hastings in 2012. Not one person in the current msm bothered to vet these guys at all.

          There’s a military report that refutes a good deal of the bile coming from the unhinged RW and the lazy whiny left. No journalism left anymore. None.

    • 147 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      He is probably collecting $ for his legal funds..it’s all nicely coming together

    • 148 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      This type of discharge:

      The most severe type of military administrative discharge is the Other Than Honorable Conditions. Some examples of actions that could lead to an Other Than Honorable Discharge include security violations, use of violence, conviction by a civilian court with a sentence including prison time, or being found guilty of adultery in a divorce hearing (this list is not a definitive list; these are only examples). In most cases, veterans who receive an Other Than Honorable Discharge cannot re-enlist in the Armed Forces or reserves, except under very rare circumstances. Veteran’s benefits are not usually available to those discharged through this type of discharge.

      There is way more here that meets the eye…

  39. 152 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    McCain: Those Accusing Me Of Bergdahl Flip-Flop Are ‘Lying’

    In a statement released before his appearance on CNN, McCain’s communications director, Brian Rogers, accused the Obama administration of twisting his words.

    “The Obama Administration is obviously having a difficult time defending this deal, and is desperate to discredit its critics on both sides of the aisle. But that doesn’t give the White House and their allies license to distort and selectively quote Senator McCain’s words,” Rogers said.

    —-

    Who in the Administration said anything about McBitter ?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-bergdahl-flip-flop-lying

  40. 159 dotster3
    June 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Thought this was interesting—-that the official report on Bergdahl differs from what some of his fellow soldiers are saying. And I was not aware that he had wandered off before—at his training post in Ca. and at least one other time from his post in Afghanistan——and had always returned. He was said to be the “free spirit” type and always talking about wanting to see how far he could go——or wanted to go somewhere to see the sunset. And there is no mention of leaving any note, no one knows for sure if he intended to leave permanently etc. The hired gun soldiers who are going on every TV show to smear him seem to just be repeating rumors—–about an overheard phone call, about other soldiers killed in the search for him (blaming every combat death in an active war zone on this), and many discrepancies where what once was true is no longer reported as true. I think so many rumors are being spread, no one yet knows any confirmed facts.
    And think it’s interesting that the news media only reports on congress people who were dissatisfied with last night’s briefing, always mentioning the few familiar Dem names——when there are many who had the opposite view. Strange, eh?

  41. 161 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/2014/06/report-bergdahl-wandered-off-before-and-he-returned.html

    ” According to the military report, Bergdahl was never called out or disciplined for wandering off, making it likely that he would continue doing so.”

    I read that he had wondered off one more than one occasion….now this ragtag team of Army misfits wants to use something against him that he had done before and never got in trouble for…because it’s a convenient ruse? I want to know what this platoon did over there.

  42. 164 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    e-mail to Jake Tapper :

    Hey Jake……

    Looks like you jumped the shark with your main man Korder.

    He was issued a ” Less than Honorable ” discharge……..maybe his $$$ begging is for a defense fund.

    Is he the one that ran over the Afghan little girl with the MRAP that Bowe Bergdahl told about ?

    oh those silly facts are always getting in the way of the narrative…….tsk tsk.

    • 165 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Seriously! Maybe since he’s not eligible for VA/ gov help….he’s hoping for a movie/book deal? Maybe GG will swing in and rescue HIM, too!

    • 166 Cindy
      June 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Good afternoon Linda,
      Hope you’re having a great day.

      It’s time for Dr. Maddow to start “her investigation” into this and it wide open.

  43. 168 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    • 169 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Ohhhh Depends not only for people with bladder control problems…

    • 170 dotster3
      June 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I love the source on this fake bombshell——-a “purported eyewitness account” and “acquired by FOXNews. Now that’s solid, real believable. NOT!

  44. 171 dotster3
    June 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Hillary’s proud that she refused to say anything critical of Sarah Palin? That’s how she’s distancing herself from the Obama admin.? Wow. I would be ashamed of that admission, that lack of judgment. El dumbo gordo!

    • 172 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Maybe Carl Rove was right

    • 173 Cindy
      June 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Hi dotster3,

      Is this from an interview recently?

    • 175 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      I do not remember any ” dismissive statement ”

      What is she blabbing about ?

    • 177 EricFive
      June 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Hillary is toast. She will be defeated in the dem primary. She is completely politically tone deaf. She seems to be centering her campaign on voters who will never vote for her. Last I checked Palin is not very popular with dems. She really may be mentally ill.

    • 178 Lovepolitics2008
      June 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      What a lousy explanation. Campaign Obama knew that the McCain camp My goodness, slowly but surely we are watching the demonstration of a hard fact: Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama only as long as it suited her needs.

      I have to say that at the end of her term as SoS, when she was interviewed on 60 minutes in a joint interview with the President, I watched very closely for the body language. While President Obama was warm and expressed real friendship towards her, she was more restrained and I just got the feeling that in the case of Hillary, the friendship was a bit “staged”. I’m sorry and maybe I shouldn’t say this but for some years now I’ve been convinced that the Clintons haven’t changed their opinion of the President; they have some sort of contempt and are convinced that they are far superior to him. I’ve been convinced that they’ve worked behind the scenes for years to keep the caucus from developing too much loyalty or admiration towards the president. In cocktail parties, political gatherings, etc… always commiserating on the supposed “mistakes” of the President, never letting anybody forget that they, the Clintons, would have done better. Always seeding doubts about his competency, either in domestic and foreign policy. Now they’re doubling down on their quest for control of the democratic party, making very clear to every democratic official that they’ll watch who is loyal to them.

      Heck, there are rumors that they don’t want democrats to win big in 2014 so Barack Obama won’t be able to achieve anything more and by 2016, americans disgusted by republican obstructionism will vote democrat en masse and they, the Clintons, will return to the White House with a big democratic majority in Congress.

      I’m not saying they won’t do good things for americans if they get back into the White HOuse. But their first priority is always themselves and their political power.

      I’m aware that republicans will play lots of games to divide democrats , maybe leak false info on Hillary dissing the president for example. But there is TRUTH in the fact that the Clintons are not such big fans of the president and won’t hesitate to hurt him personally or politically if it helps their quest for power. It’s a well known fact that the Clintons are very self-centered.

      I will be grateful if their victory means a total humiliation of the GOP. But in terms of character, courage and vision, they don’t compare to the President. By a long shot. The Clintons are traditional political animals. Very good ones. Barack Obama is a statesman of impeccable character.

    • 179 nospin
      June 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      I don’t believe anything that says PO would ask another person (man or woman) to slam a another woman regardless of how stupid that said woman was. Not his style. I call bullshit on this one.

    • June 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      The implication is that PBO’s campaign issued a dismissive statement about Palin based solely on her gender. HELL NO.

    • 181 99ts
      June 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      PBO said NOTHING about Palin other than slamming the media for attacking her children – he was a major reason that she wasn’t called out for being a very poor mother of a very mixed up family – while claiming to be the world’s best ever parent.

      Clinton rewriting history – why am I not surprised

  45. 182 57andfemale
    June 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Boom!

    • 183 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Loose Lips Sink Ships crowd. Retire already, Saxby! One less big mouth to worry about. Yes…Exhibit A

    • 185 Cindy
      June 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Good afternoon 57andfemale,
      Happy Thursday to you!

      How is Miss Pearl doing? I remember that you received a call from your husband during your posting a few days back. I hope that everything is fine with her.

      • 186 57andfemale
        June 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

        She’s fine. Took a few days but her tummy’s back to normal. Had a lot of clean-up to do! She wiped out every dog bed, the rug, the sofa. Mr. 57 claimed to have cleaned it up – a……. no.

        She’s eating again, wagging her tail, barking at the people walking on the street. She never was lethargic or looked sick, just tummy issues.

        Thanks for asking, Cindy.

        How’s everything with you?

    • 187 Nena20409
      June 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Just so We all remember that in 2002…..Saxby Chambliss, Rove and Co ran political ads, morphing sen Max Cleveland face to OBL and other terrorists. Sen Cleveland was and is a Vet from ‘Nam who left 3 limbs there. That is how despicable Chambliss is and sooner or later, Karma will pay this ungrateful GA idiot a visit and soon I hope.

      • 188 57andfemale
        June 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

        there are days, Nena, when I’m impatient for the karma to get going. Which isn’t very karma-ish of me.

  46. 190 57andfemale
    June 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm


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